Santa Rosa County Queries

J V McDaniel ALLEN 11/25/97

I am newly involved with genealogy and am "deeply" into the ALLEN Family history since I married Shirley Allen(Jesse Carter ALLEN's Grandaughter). I have considerable data about the ALLENs which I will be glad to send/share. It may be that some of the ALLEN data you have needs modification. Looking forward to family contacts. Thanks


Searching for info on Edward"Eddie"AMOS.B) abt Sept 1881 in or near Milligan FL. Married Chlora Ethal CHRISTIAN 20 Feb 1901. Location unknown. Chlora b) 07 Oct 1882. believed to be in FLA. Eddie is said to have drowned in the Blackwater River or Lake while fishing abt 1908. This has not been verified. Chlora (d 15 Oct 1966-buried--Miller community cemetery with 2nd husband Dr. John Hose Baloo Miller. Edwards parents are believed to have been Henry Clay AMOS and Mary I ROBINSON. Chlora's parents are believed to be John Christian & Martha GILMORE. These families are said to have lived in or near "Jake's Bayou". Any info related to any of the above names would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Ann Slaughter

Deborah Young BLACKMAN, JERNIGAN 02/11/98

Searching for Jack BLACKMAN who possibly married Mary Alice JERNIGAN. He placed info with Later Day Saints ref: Sethy Murphy JERNIGAN, son of SilasJERNIGAN JR.of Santa Rosa Co m)Elsie HENDRICKS from Blount Co AL. He listed an addr. for Arizona but am unable to locate him. Would like to contact him or any desc of these people. Have found a few BLACKMAN's listed for Milton-Pace area. All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for any assistance given.

Deborah K Edmondson Young
1004 Blackstone Way
Fultondale, AL 35068

C Birks BRAY 04/27/98

I am searching for information on: Littleberry Bray b) 1801, Washington Co. Ga d) between 1880 and 1900 in Santa Rosa Co m) Elzina ? Bray b) 1805 place unknown. Both are buried in unmarked graves in an old family cemetary on Garcon Pt. Between Indian and Trout Bayou. Any information would be appreciated

Nat Gough BREWSTER 01/15/98

I need help in tracking down my GGGfather James Madison BREWSTER ancestors and place of birth. b) abt 1787 in GA. Enlisted in Capt. Foster's co. Mounted Infantry, Miss. Militia in war of 1812. His son, Hiram Hamilton BREWSTER b0 1824 at Hurrican Creek, FL. I don't know whether this was in Escambia, S.R. or Okaloosa co. Looking to confirm birth of H.H. BREWSTER and obtain any info that will help me locate ancestors. Thanks, Nat Gough

Jamey Broxson BROXSON 3/29/98

Robert BROXSON b:1812, South Carolina. Came to SantaRosa Co. Abt 1860. Son: Joseph R BROXSON(Uncle Bud) b. 1852, lived most of his life in SantaRosa Co. Died: June 1927 buried: Hickory Hammock Cem.I have researched my family for several years, and have stacks of info from the 16 & 1700's but I'm having a great deal of trouble with info from the SantaRosa Co. years. Can anyone there in the county that is dearest to my heart, help?
Deborah at gulf coast realty, I cannot reach your email address. Will be glad to share family information. Anyone with Broxson data, would appreciate hearing from you. God Bless
Jamey Broxson P O Box 260
Milligan,FLA 32537

Sheila Melvin BUSH 1/11/98

Searching for Melvin R. Bush who servid in the Korean War and was a member of the 520 Signal depot in Pusan. Melvin returned to Santa Rosa/Escambia area around 1955 and that is when I have lost track of him. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Sheila

Tonia Porter CAIN

I am looking fordescendants of John Nathaniel CAIN born 06 Oct 1836 in Coffee Co AL Died 27 Apr 1880 in Santa Rosa Co FL Married Marinthia Jane POWELL. Daughter of Sweet and Susan POWELL. Any help is appreciated, Thanks, Tonia Porter

Janice Ward CANNON 09/16/97

I am looking for info on Henry CANNON found in the 1850 census. His daughter Molly is probably my Molly WARD whole husband was Andrew J WARD who was the son of Elijah WARD of Walton CO. FL. I would like to know the name of Henry Cannon's wife and where Henry and his wife are buried. What happened to their children? Thanks Janice

Nina Pitchford CLEGHORN 03/12/98

Looking for information on my g-grandparents, Henry Shuble CLEGHORN and Susan Frances ATKINS CLEGHORN, who were in Milton, FL in 1879 and probably earlier. They were born in Butler Co, AL. Henry was a Civil War veteran. It is possible that he was sheriff of Santa Rosa Co. at one time. They had 5 children - Emma b. 1862, Walter Pouncey b. 1863,William Henry b. 1877, Charles Edward b. 1878 and Bertha b. 1881. I think Bertha married a Newton and lived in Dothan, AL. William Henry moved to LA. Charles Edward moved to Anniston, AL.
Thanks. Nina Pitchford

Sharon Agte COBB, SOWELL

After Capt. George N. SOWELL died in the Civil War, His widow Nancy Wiggins SOWELL moved to S.R. Co. from Covington AL.I am a descendant of their oldest son Abijah Lewis SOWELL who married Priscilla COBB. dau of James and Betsey COBB. I do not know where Nancy is buried. She may have lived w/family of her husband. Lewis Littleton SOWELL and wife (2) Elizabeth TRAWICK.
I know nothing of James/Betsey COBB either.
Also, looking for info-Andrew Jackson DEAN Jr. or (Sr. born Carroll Co GA)I don't know where Jr. was b0 in Fla but he moved to Bonifay, Holmes co. I was told the family moved to S.R. area prior to 1850. I live in Spokane WA so researching in the area is difficult. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Sharon Agte

Thomas Weaver/Lorine Colley Weaver Colley/Williams 01/18/98

Any help requested. The following is a brief account of what we know.Grandparents migrated to "Pelican Bayou"-Louis Colley Sr. b) 7Mar 1880 buried-Hickory Hammock Cemetery.His wife was Charity Angeline b)24Apr1887 d) 16 Oct 1968.Her father-Archie Jackson Colley. .Charity's siblings are all Colley as well.Louis Colley Sr may have had a name change-It has been said that natural father was-Dan Williams(a barber in Milton)-was from Escambia co. If anything sounds familiar we would appreciate any help. Please contact: Lorine Colley Weaver, 1385 W Garden Street. Pensacola FL 32501-4504 Thanks

Margaret Boykin DRISKELL 4/27/98

I'm looking for information on the descendants of J.J.Driskell,born 12/28/1862, d) 04/05/1939 and his wife Jane, b) 05/06/1858, d) 10/19/1951 both buried in Hopewell,Section2, in SantaRosa Co. Can anyone tell me where this cemetery is located?Thanks, Margaret Boykin

Karon Mathews FLEMING 11/11/97

Milton Cemetery records show the following: Jemima FLEMING, DOB March 1796 DOD 12/11/1884, 92 years, 9 months, 1 day: marker erected by loving sons, William Virgil and Robert Pinkney FLEMING. Jemima's spouse, Laird Beatty FLEMING, shows up on the list of 1st registered voters, held public office in Santa Rosa in the 1840's. He disappears and surfaces in Texas with a different wife and more children. What are the prospects for digging up Santa Rosa County Divorce records of that era? Also, anyone with family contacts please contact. Karon Mathews

Robert Pettit GENTRY 07/09/98

I'm trying to locate my Gr Grandmother Bessie GENTRY. Social Security records show a Bessie GENTRY as passing away on Dec 1980 in Milton. I don't know if this is her or not. She was previously married to Victor SANTINI my gr grandfather. Thanks for any help.

Randall S. Timothy GREENBERRY 11/21/97

I am looking for info on GREENBERRY, supposed to be my gr grandfather--Richmond GREENBERRY who married Celia Vashtie LAND. I Don't have anything on the LAND family.I have a map of Ard's Field cemetary but I am haviang trouble fitting people together. GREENBERRY was married to a lady named Bertha and to Bammer ELLIS who was my grandfathers mother. I have a lot of info but don't know how it fits together and would appreciate any help. Thanks, Teresa Timothy

John W. Hopkins HOPKINS 09/03/97

Looking for anyone doing lookups on the HOPKINS name Also Ward ENTERKIN Thanks, John HOPKINS

Warren L. Culpepper HOWE & OTIS 02/05/98
I'm looking for addt'l info on gr-grmother & children. She was Lennie OTIS, b) 18 feb 1868,place unknown.Parents unknown. Married Joseph Rafael HOWE, 10 Jul 1890 SantaRosa Co.
Children:Vic, Ray, Simeon, Olive,Joseph Edward
Agnes HOWE, m) ? Winfred MICHON
Bernice HOWE m) ? ATES, when I was a child we called them Aunt Pete and Uncle Peanut>
My warm & very dear grandmother was:
Alma HOWE b) 03Apr 1893 m) Joseph Edward PAYNE
Alma died 1959(Montgomery AL) Joseph died 1985 Pensacola
Warren L. Culpepper
436 Big Canoe
Big Canoe, GA 30143
(706) 268-3774

Warren L. Culpepper HOWE02/05/98
I'm looking for information on the family and ancestors of my 2G-grandfather:
Joseph E. Howe, born Dec. 25, 1821 in South Carolina
- He married (date and place unknown) Mary Ebardcene?
- Mary was born 1835 in Senora, Spain, died 1902 in Mobile, AL
- He died July 18, 1885 in Bagdad, Santa Rosa County, Florida.
Their children, all of whom may have been born in Santa Rosa county, included
Charles W. Howe, married Mamie CLARK, Aug 15, 1898 in Santa Rosa Co
Emanuel, John, Walt,
Rosa Howe, married D.M. GREY, Dec 31, 1896 in Santa Rosa Co
Joseph Rafael Howe, born Oct 12, 1858, married Lennie OTIS, July 10,1890 in Santa Rosa Co- These are my great-grandparents.
Warren L. Culpepper
436 Big Canoe
Big Canoe, GA 30143
(706) 268-3774


I am looking for descendants of Annie JERNIGAN THOMPSON COOLEY. Annie was b. abt 1890 and d. 1955. Annie was the half-sister of my Gr-grandfather, Charles Felon JERNIGAN of Santa Rosa Co.I believe that some of Annie's descendants live in Santa Rosa and neighboring counties. Also, Chas. half-bro. Ezra J(1893-1969) and his wife Anna COOLEY(see above) I have done extensive research on our ancestors and I need to make contact with more recent cousins. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Lisa

Lisa Adams JERNIGAN 08/27/97

I am researching the descendants of Caroline "Callie" JERNIGAN GOLDEN. She was b. 1881, D. 1967. Callie married William "Willie" GOLDEN and they are buried in Escambia County, AL. I believe that some of their descendants are in Santa Rosa and Neighboring counties. I have done extensive research on our ancestors and need to make contact with more recent cousins. Callie's brother was Charles Felon JERNIGAN of Santa Rosa Co. He was my Gr-Grandfather. Pleawe help this tree continue to grow, please contact me if you have any information. Thanks again, Lisa

Lisa Adams JERNIGAN 08/27/97

I am researching and documenting all JERNIGANs, past and present in Santa Rosa Co.FL. Family lore says that "there were two JERNIGAN families in but, they were not related". This has been proven INCORRECT. Also, I am working on allied lines of the JERNIGAN families. This is extensive and I would appreciate hearing from others that are researching or who are descendants of these lines. I descend from "Ben Jr." and "Vashti (Vann?)JERNIGAN, Their daughter Edith married Loftin COTTON, one of their daughter's Josephine married her 1st cousin, John Joseph JERNIGAN, son of Joseph Jefferson & Caroline DIXON JERNIGAN. Edith & Joseph were brother and sister. John & Josephine had William who married Caroline BARROW. Their son Charles Felon married Georgia HANCOCK. They were my Gr Grandparents. Also researching HURST, WILLIAMS,LOWERY and DONALDSON. There ar many more surnames that are involved in this research. If in doubt, please contact me. Thanks again, Lisa

Wendy Walker LAIRED, COLLINSWORTH and STANLEY 12/28/97

Looking for any info on Mary LAIRED. She was a resident of Milton in Santa Rosa Co. FL She was abt 53 years old in 1898. Also searching for COLLINGSWORTH and STANLEY's. Thanks

Lygia Dawkins CuttsLANGLEY 09/15/97

I am looking for any info on M.F.(Marion Francis(Frank) LANGLEY. Very little is known of him. Son of Ozzie & Fannie PRITCHETT LANGLEY. Prob b)1880's Married unknown and had a daughter & three sons. One son was b) 1902. Sometime after that he left his wife & children in Castleberry, Conecuh Co. AL. I am told that he did return for a visit one time & that he was killed in Berrydale, Santa Rosa Co. FL during an argument over a bull. The man shot him. When was he killed? Where is he buried? Did he have another family? I am also searching for any info on his brother Jesse LANGLEY, who also left the area and disappeared. I am told he was found one time in the same area as M.F. M.F. and Jesse had three sisters, minnie, Jennie and Matt. They married three brothers, Samuel, James and Andrew JACKSON. Any help on these two elusive LANGLEY's would be greatly appreciated.

Henry Hudson, Millignton, TN LEWIS DEC 6, 1997 Seeking info on Rev. James N. Lewis a Presby. minister. Rev. Lewis d. in Blackwater FL on Jan 23, 1887. He was b. in Wyalusing PA in 1816. He attended Lafayette College in Easton. before coming to FL he preached in Virginia. Need family, historical, burial and rel. service information on him. Thanks
Georgia A RileyMC CULLOUGH 10/01/97

Seeking info regarding my uncle, John Thomas McCullough, who died approx 1944 and is said to be buried somewhere in Gulf Breeze. His family lived in Washington CO, but John had married a girl from the Gulf Breeze area and wa buried there. Any hints regarding cemeteries in Gulf Breeze or about John Thomas McCullough specifically would be appreciated Thanks, Georgia A Riley

Wendy Pitre RoostanMcGAUGHEY/MERRITT 06/27/98

Mrs. Jane McGaughy died August 13th 1881 at her son's house, John R. McGaughy, in Pensacola, Florida. Aged 68. Resident N.O. since 1846. Buried in son-in-law's tomb, L. M. Merritt, in Pensacola. Any info oneither McGaughy or Merritt families welcome!
Wendy Pitre Roostan

Nancy NilsenMETTS 02/17/98

I am interested in any data on the METTS families of Santa Rosa Co. especially one Rebecca METTS. She appears in the 1880 SRosa census as a 25 year old widow with two daughters.(ages 2 and 4 years)Is this the same Rebecca who married Cyrus GAINES 16 Aug 1881 in S.Rosa?If so, what happened to them in the 1900 census. I can't seem to locate them. Rebecca may be a widow of David/Henry METTS who were sons of John and Sintha of 1860 Escambia co. FL census. I appreciate any and all help. Nancy in AZ.

I am researching the above families and would like information on the John Wilkinson who married Martha Mothershead in Santa Rosa County FL on 3 Mar 1836, and whose daughter Adelissa, born 1839 was my gg-grandmother. We know Lisa married Joseph Weaver, an Indian, and their daughter Mary Magdalene Weaver, 1/2 Indian, I met several times in the 1940's. Mary Weaver married Seaborn Reid in Washington Co. AL, and their daughter Martha Reid was my grandmother. Both ladies lived to almost 100 years of age, and I have pictures and other information for anyone interested. Thanks in advance for any help you can give on Martha and John's forbears.
Jimmie Anderson

Judith L. BetheaPEADENS and GORDONS 10/09/97

I am descended from Bartlett PEADEN who was in FL by the early 1830's His son Samuel PEADEN m) Elizabeth Sellers. Their daughter Alice Mary PEADEN m) Daniel GORDON, son of Marlin GORDON and Rachel VAUGHN, in Oak Grove FL in 1877. Their daughter Margaret Eliza GORDON m) George Washington PAYNE, son of John Washington PAYNE and Mary Adeline JOSEY in DeFuniak Springs in 1900. The GORDONs and PAYNEs lived near Red Rock in Santa Rosa a town no longer existent which was on the Blackwater River near Munson. Thanks for any help, particularly regarding Bartlett PEADEN's parents. Judy Bethea in New Orleans.

Dick SimpsonREGISTER 06/13/98

Elanider Register was enumerated in the 1910 Santa Rosa County census with his wife Maggie E. and children Willie and Vermont. They are believed to have lived after 1912 near Pace. I would be very much interested in any information about this family.
Dick Simpson

Donna Wright SMITH 02/02/98

Can anyone tell me the names of the children of John McA. Smith and Margaret McDonald Smith. They are buried in MIlton Cemetery. According to the dates on the tombstones John was b. in Glasgow, Scotland in 1818. My gg grandmother was either Cynthia or Samathia Smith dau. of John Smith from Santa Rosa Co. I am trying to determine if she was the dau. of the above named John McA. Smith. Cynthia/Samathia (I've seen both spellings) was married 1st to a Nobles, 2nd to F.M.G. King and 3rd to a Johnson. Thanks for any help. Also searching for Bishops, Faulks, Allens, and Lands Donna Bishop Wright

Roy B Rhodes RHODES 7/03/98
I am tracking one of my grandfather's brothers - Thomas Rhodes dob: 1851in GA. He married E.N. Harvill 14 Feb 1871 in Lawrence Co. AL and appeared on 1880 Lawrence Co. census with 2 daughters: H.B., Lou, and S.A. After searching all surrounding states, located a Tom P. Rhodes married to Emma ? on 1900 and 1910 Santa Rosa County, FL census. The Clayton Library in Houston, TX did not have the 1920 census. The ages and number of years married (29 in 1900) all match my figures. No children are on these censuses, but it is stated that Emma is the mother of 4 children, 4 living - which would fit!

Any help from anyone about anything would be greatly appreciated. For further info check the Descendants of Jacob Rhodes report at this URL:

Pat ChristensenSWEENEY, NICHOLS,GATEWOOD 8/28/97

I am looking for family members of Lee Grandle SWEENEY b) 16 Aug 1867 in Bradley, Covington Co AL Married Ruth Fontella HATCH in SLC Ut in 1913. All 13 children were born in Utah. Lee and Ruth moved back to FL in 1946 or 47. Lived in Bagdad right on the Bybo. Next to Sallies Store. Fon died 15 Oct 1953 in Bagdad. Their children are as follows: Grant Lee, Ruth Fontella, Alvin Monroe, Clarence (Sug) Lloyd, Griffen,Charles,Ellen (Helen), Faye,Donald,Howard d) 05 Oct 1985 in Santa Rosa CO. Melvin and Carol Mae. Looking to find any Cuz. that might still be there. Thanks Pat Christensen

Mitch TempleTEMPLE, NELSON 09/11/97

Searching for any info on the TEMPLE family of tthe McClellan area. Any links or individuals would be helpful. I'm just getting into this. My gr grandfather was John TEMPLE. Also the NELSON family of the McClellan or Munson areas.\ Thanks for any help there may be. Mitch Temple

Gaylier MillerTHOMPSON 07/22/98

I'm looking for the place and date of death of Martin THOMPSON. He bought land in Santa Rosa County in 1860 or 1861; I can't find him in any census records since 1850, when he and his new wife, Lucretia(GRIMES) are found in Pike Co, AL. I find Lucretia about 1885, I believe, in Santa Rosa Co; she is also buried in Santa Rosa Co. She and Martin were my gt gt grandparents. I would also like to know who Martin's parents and Lucretia's parents were. Thanks! Gaylier Miller

Hilton R. Turner TURNER 08Jan 1998

I am Hilton Turner and I live in Early Texas. Some of my ancestors came from Walton Co(Mossey Head) and there is also a TURNER name listed in the history of S.R. co. Several names have been established through LDS. My name and address will be posted through the S.R. Co. Genealogy society for contact.I would appreciate it if there are any TURNER families that would make contact for comparison.
The L.D.S. have Zophniah Paul TURNER with two sons: William Andrew and John Russell. Thanks for any info. Hilton R Turner

Barbara MartinWALTHER

I am seeking descendants of the French Immigrant, George WALTHER, who came into Santa Rosa Co. by 1853. Particularly, I want to find information on his daughter, Elizabeth, who married a Ben JERNIGAN; Martha, who married James Jeff NELSON;George M., born in 1850; Frank, born in 1859, Daniel who married Samantha Fowler. Other children include Sarah, Mary, and my direct ancestor, John. Thanks for any help. Barbara Martin

Ken WeekleyWEEKLEY

Looking for info on my gr-grandfather Robert Weekley, b) 1854-56.m)Sarah Jane Andrews b) 1862 Ozark, Ala. Robert appears in the 1900 census. Their children: Charles,Laura,John,Aggnes,Will,Nick(my grandfather), Ernest and Thomas. Nick b) 19 Aug 1890 in Milton;Aggnes b) 25 Dec 1887 in Milton. Unsure of date of death of Robert, but believe it was bet. 1910-1925.Unsure date of death of Sarah Jane. She remarried-husbands name was Frank Johnson. I would like to find Roberts parents, his date and place of birth, date and place of death. Robert and Sarah Jane lived most of their married life in Santa Rosa Co. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you---Ken Weekley

Claudia ScarbroughWENTWORTH 30 Dec 1997
I am looking to verify dates of Catherine WENTWORTH, 1639-5/1670, who married William SPENCER, 1632-4/10/1686 and had a daughter, Mary listed in other info as being born in 1630(see the problem)Who married William Clack, 1628-abt 1682. Any info is appreciated.
I am researching Blair/Ellis, my grandparents who have a common SPENCER relative abt 1100 AD. I am thrilled to make the connection but there are some bugs like the one stated above. Hope you can help me.
Claudia Collette Scarbrough
Dahlonega, Georgia


Looking for info on John Robert (Bob) FINNEY who later changed his name to Bob WRIGHT. He wa b0 Fla in 1878 to Virginia FINNEY. His father was from VA. He was adopted by George WRIGHT abt.1880 in S.R. co. I have a lot of info on his mothers side. Thanks, Jerry Merritt


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